Water in Ballarat is treated since the drought and doesn't taste very nice, but I'm drinking a glass of pure water tonight. It is really thirst quenching.
At the bottom of the hill, in another town where our friends live, is a natural spring.
Everyone here can just walk down this path with bottles or buckets and collect fresh water from the spring.
We went down last weekend, took three bottles in our bucket and filled them up.
Then we admired the geese foraging by the stream that runs from the spring.
Free, fresh water is such a luxury.